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After a few videos (Teaser 1, Teaser 2, Teaser 3) from Mazda teasing its all-new Mazda 6, the Hiroshima-based company has released the first official image of its next D-segment contender, which will make its debut at the Moscow Motor Show next month.

As the photos show, the car will of course wear the new Mazda face, and it looks good. Looks familiar because we already have the CX-5 SUV, but this is a sleeker rendition.

Get used to it, as this new Kodo face will be repeated across the range, replacing the organic and flowing Nagare look as seen on today’s Mazda 3 and 5. All of us here prefer the new direction. You?

The new 6, which is based on the Takeri concept, will be the first model equipped with Mazda’s brake energy regeneration system, i-ELOOP. The debutant at the Moscow Motor Show will be a Russian specification sedan equipped with a direct-injection SkyActiv-G 2.0 petrol engine and six-speed SkyActiv–Drive automatic transmission.